How I found myself on a trek in Manali: Rajat Thakur

March 21, 2018
“That moment, when you are so close to danger and yet you know this is not the day you are going to die... I always liked that.” Growing up in the lap of Himalayas, I had no trouble finding a place to set my foot amongst the boulders and valleys. In Manali Vashisht (Manali) my father is a mountaineering pioneer. I fell in love with the mountains before I knew it. I am a hotel management gradu... Read more
March 21, 2018

Which Leh Ladakh bike trip suits you best?

There are a lot of Leh Ladakh trips to choose. But which one is the best? It is a question bikers ask themselves before heading out into Leh Ladakh: the ultimate terrain bike riding dream.  Cruising through the Himalayan highways, crossing high altitude mountain passes with snow walls on both sides, enjoying hot Maggi overlooking the valleys. These are some things which find a prominent spot o...
March 07, 2018

When I Took My Dream Out Of The Drawer

  “I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.” He took Robert Frost's words literally. With an offline google map, he rode through the valleys of Ladakh, exploring villages only the backpackers used to visit, and finding places to stay where there ain't any. Vishal in the picture, © copyright Vishal Bhanushali This is the story of Vishal Bhanushali who took a b...
February 21, 2018

When I Discovered My Love For The Mountains

  Our second feature of the Explorati series. Know more   “After they left, it was just me and the mountains for as far as the eyes can see. I will never forget that half an hour. It was scary then. But now, when I think about it, it was really amazing. Those are the moments which I will cherish forever….” A mountain lover and a traveller. And moreover, a person who has quite a few memories...
February 12, 2018

How I Became A Weekend Warrior? An Explorati Story

  In a search for our “Explorati”, we crossed paths with Yamini Gupta and she had so many stories to share with us. From gasping for a breath under an upturned raft in the Ganges to an adventurous drive through the hairpin turns of Munnar, the stories she shared made our day. From North to South, she has managed to put her footprint in more than 14 states and counting. A storyteller, traveller...
February 06, 2018

For the love of stories

  "To be a person is to have a story to tell"  Isak Dinesen   Stories play an important role in cultures around the world. Stories give meaning to our lives and allow us to connect with one another. While we are immersed in a story, we can see the world through someone else’s eyes. In Explorati, we share travel stories of real people for everyone to read, enjoy, and maybe, even get inspired....
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